Her Smile cooked up a holiday treat for celebrity chef Bobby Flay, winning the $250,000 Prioress Stakes on Monday at Belmont Park.
Flay's 3-year-old filly beat Pomeroys Pistol by a half length. The time was 1:09.44 for the six furlongs.
Blocked by a wall of horses as she started her rally, Her Smile found an opening along the rail and powered through for her fourth win in 10 starts.
Javier Castellano was aboard for trainer Todd Pletcher as Her Smile pulled off the 7-1 upset, paying $16.20, $7.20 and $3.50. Pomeroys Pistol returned $7.10 and $4 while Alienation, the 8-5 favorite, paid $2.70 to show.